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Old 03-01-2009, 04:50 PM   #46
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I'm sorry but I'm out of ideas...

Please, can you post the output of the following
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grep Load /var/log/Xorg.0.log
related to the log of your last post, with the "Failed to load the NVIDIA kernel module!" error message? I'd like to see which shared objects it tries to load and their path. Thank you.
 
Old 03-01-2009, 05:59 PM   #47
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Hi, Following is the output: but would it be different if it was "nvidia" instead of "nv" in the xorg.conf?

grep load /var/log/Xorg.0.log
(II) "extmod" will be loaded. This was enabled by default and also specified in the config file.
(II) "dbe" will be loaded. This was enabled by default and also specified in the config file.
(II) "glx" will be loaded. This was enabled by default and also specified in the config file.
(II) "freetype" will be loaded. This was enabled by default and also specified in the config file.
(II) "type1" will be loaded. This was enabled by default and also specified in the config file.
(II) "record" will be loaded by default.
(II) "dri" will be loaded by default.
(--) NV(0): Trying load detection on VGA1 ... nothing.
(--) NV(0): Trying load detection on VGA2 ... nothing.
(--) NV(0): Trying load detection on VGA1 ... nothing.
(--) NV(0): Trying load detection on VGA2 ... nothing.
(--) NV(0): Trying load detection on VGA1 ... nothing.
(--) NV(0): Trying load detection on VGA2 ... nothing.
(--) NV(0): Trying load detection on VGA1 ... nothing.
(--) NV(0): Trying load detection on VGA2 ... nothing.
(--) NV(0): Trying load detection on VGA1 ... nothing.
(--) NV(0): Trying load detection on VGA2 ... nothing.
(--) NV(0): Trying load detection on VGA1 ... nothing.
(--) NV(0): Trying load detection on VGA2 ... nothing.
(--) NV(0): Trying load detection on VGA1 ... nothing.
(--) NV(0): Trying load detection on VGA2 ... nothing.
 
Old 03-01-2009, 06:23 PM   #48
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Code:
grep Load /var/log/Xorg.0.log
the relevant information are from grep Load, with uppercase L. You used the lower case. Eventually, to grep for a pattern ignoring case you can use the -i option of grep.

And yes, the output from grep Load would be different using nvidia or nv, since it would try to load different modules into the kernel. I have the suspect that the problem is related to the 64-bit version of the driver. I will google around and let you know. In the meanwhile post the output of grep Load (uppercase) if you don't mind.
 
Old 03-01-2009, 06:38 PM   #49
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Hi, For what it is worth I thought I will load this too. With "nvidia" in the xorg.conf. Also another difference in the xorg.conf between the original and the new is the last line which says Composite is "off" in the original saved file.

Module Loader Present
(II) Loader Magic: 0x7c30a0
(II) Loader running on linux
(II) LoadModule: "pcidata"
(II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules//libpcidata.so
(II) LoadModule: "dbe"
(II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules//extensions/libdbe.so
(II) Loading extensions DOUBLE-BUFFER
(II) LoadModule: "type1"
(II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules//fonts/libtype1.so
(II) Loading font type1
(II) LoadModule: "freetype"
(II) Loading: /usr/lib64/xorg/modules//fonts/libfreetype.so
(II) Loading Font Freetype
(II) LoadModule: "extmod"
(II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules//extensions/libextmod.so
(II) Loading extensions SHAPE
(II) Loading extensions MIT-SUNDRY-NONSTANDARD
(II) Loading extensions BIG-REQUESTS
(II) Loading extensions SYNC
(II) Loading extensions MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
(II) Loading extensions XC-MISC
(II) Loading extensions XFree86-VidModeExtension
(II) Loading extensions Xfree86-Misc
(II) Loading extensions Xfree86-DGA
(II) Loading extensions DPMS
(II) Loading extensions TOG-CUP
(II) Loading extensions Extended-Visual-Information
(II) Loading extensions XVideo
(II) Loading extensions XVideo_MotionCompensation
(II) Loading extensions X-Resources
(II) LoadModule: "glx"
(II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/updates//extensions/libglx.so
(II) Loading Extension GLX
(II) LoadModule: "record"
(II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules//extensions/librecord.so
(II) Loading Extension Record
(II) LoadModule: "dri"
(II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules//extensions/libdri.so
(II) Loading extension XFree86-DRI
(II) LoadModule: "nvidia"
(II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/updates//drivers/nvidia_drv.so
(II) LoadModule: "kbd"
(II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules//input/kbd_drv.so
(II) LoadModule: "mouse"
(II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules//input/mouse_drv.so
(II) Loading sub module "fb"
(II) LoadModule: "fb"
(II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules//libfb.so
(II) Loading sub module "wfb"
(II) LoadModule: "wfb"
(II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules//libwfb.so
(II) Loading sub module "ramdac"
(II) LoadModule: "ramdac"
(II) Module "ramdac" already built-in

And one more thing I thought I would mention, now I could be wrong but I am pretty sure when booting the system at the start up options screen there used to be two options but now there are four as follows. The ones in bold were there before, the other two I have not noticed before.

Xen -- openSuse 11.0-2.6.25.20-0.1
OpenSuse 11.0
OpenSuse 11.0 (Failsafe)

OpenSuse 11.0 (XEN)


Cheer, Thanks!

Last edited by yaarappa; 03-01-2009 at 06:52 PM. Reason: further information
 
Old 03-01-2009, 06:59 PM   #50
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Composite has to do with the 3D desktop effects. Composite "On" is correct for the nvidia driver.

The only thing coming in my mind is to try a slightly older version of the proprietary driver (those ones downloaded by the nvidia site) but I am embarrassed about asking you to do one more test, at this point.

I'd like to look at the complete Xorg.0.log, anyway. Can you contact me via e-mail and send it as attachment after my reply? You can find an e-mail me link in the Contact Info tab of my profile.
 
Old 03-02-2009, 05:34 AM   #51
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Hi, I have sent an email. it did not give me an option to send attachment, so I have copied it into the email. Any idea of the following. And one more thing I thought I would mention, now I could be wrong but I am pretty sure when booting the system at the start up options screen there used to be two options but now there are four as follows. The ones in bold were there before, the other two I have not noticed before.

Xen -- openSuse 11.0-2.6.25.20-0.1
OpenSuse 11.0
OpenSuse 11.0 (Failsafe)

OpenSuse 11.0 (XEN)

Cheers,
 
Old 03-03-2009, 04:51 PM   #52
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Quote:
Originally Posted by yaarappa View Post
Xen -- openSuse 11.0-2.6.25.20-0.1
OpenSuse 11.0
OpenSuse 11.0 (Failsafe)

OpenSuse 11.0 (XEN)
Due to the fact you installed the NVIDIA drivers for the Xen kernel, the Software Manager has installed the xen kernel itself automatically (indeed it should have notified you about resolving such dependency). You can simply ignore it, for now. Just be sure to boot the default kernel:

Xen -- openSuse 11.0-2.6.25.20-0.1
OpenSuse 11.0
OpenSuse 11.0 (Failsafe)
OpenSuse 11.0 (XEN)

Looking at the Xorg.0.log you sent me, it is all ok until it tries to probe the Video Card and retrieve the Model Name. It looks like the 9600 GT is not supported by the NVIDIA Driver 180.29, 64-bit!

Therefore I checked carefully the instructions for the NVIDIA proprietary driver installation on OpenSuse (the page I linked in a previous post) and noticed that they suggest to install version 180.22!

If you want to give it a try... I think this is the last resource. Here is the instructions:

1) Uninstall the NVIDIA driver RPMs currently installed on the machine, using Yast. They should be nvidia-gfxG02-kmp-default and x11-video-nvidiaG02

2) Restore the original backup of /etc/X11/xorg.conf once again

3) Reboot the machine

4) Download version 180.22 for Linux 64-bit, here. The page is in Italian language: follow the link in the middle of the page: "Effettuare il Download di NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-180.22-pkg2.run" and on the next page showing the license agreement, right click on "Accetti" selecting Save Link As... The download should start.

5) Proceed following instructions in the document linked above (remember you have to switch to text mode first, using the command init 3 and to answer YES to all the questions from the installer.
Quote:
1) Kernel sources must be installed and configured. Usually this means
installing the 'kernel-source', 'make' and 'gcc' packages with YaST2.

2) Use the nvidia installer for 180.22.

sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-180.22-pkg2.run -q

3) Configure X.Org with

sax2 -r -m 0=nvidia (0 is a digit, not a letter!)
6) Try the new installed driver using the command startx to run the X server.

Good luck!
 
Old 03-05-2009, 04:01 PM   #53
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Hi,

Thank you! For the first time after installation it seems to be working.

There was one error, when it was starting the X server it said, the X server cannot start therefore it started with its own configuration.

The difference is Googleearth and flightgear are working. But the screen is not as sharp as it was before. The fonts have changed and the screen is stretched.

I went into the graphics card and driver interface and this is what I saw, is this how it shold be.

card: NVidia GeForce 9600 GT
Monitor: VESA 1280x1024@60Hz
Resolution: 1280x1024 (SXGA)
Colour: 16.7Mio (24bit)

Cheers,
 
Old 03-05-2009, 05:28 PM   #54
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Good news! Phew... I was losing hope!
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I went into the graphics card and driver interface and this is what I saw, is this how it shold be.

card: NVidia GeForce 9600 GT
Monitor: VESA 1280x1024@60Hz
Resolution: 1280x1024 (SXGA)
Colour: 16.7Mio (24bit)

Cheers,
At this point I think it's just a matter of finding the optimal resolution based on the features of your monitor. Before proceeding, I suggest to do another backup of the current (and working) /etc/X11/xorg.conf. Then you can try to adjust the resolution using Yast --> Hardware --> Graphics Card and Monitor, that launches a graphical interface for Sax2.

To find out technical specifications of the monitor, look at the manufacturer's documentation. Check the type of monitor, the maximum resolution and the refresh rate.

Cheers.
 
Old 03-05-2009, 05:39 PM   #55
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Hey Thank you for your patience and input. You stuck with me all the way. This experience is good for me because I learned a lot.

Thank you again and take care.

God speed!
 
  


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